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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • A red vehicle was totaled in a fatal crash apparently involved a ride-share van in Wilmington on Jan. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brother and Sister Killed in ‘Catastrophic’ Wrong-Way Crash on PCH in Wilmington

    A brother and sister were killed and two other high school students were injured in a “catastrophic” wrong-way collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Police initially said the crash was the result of street racing. But later, investigators would only say that the red Honda Civic involved in the fatal crash was speeding down PCH on the wrong side of the street alongside a pick-up truck, that was also driving against traffic. “The driver of […]

  • Producer Marion "Suge" Knight is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for allegedly stealing a photographer's camera Oct. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

    Suge Knight Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Compton

    Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was considered a person-of-interest Thursday in a fatal hit-and-run crash outside a restaurant in Compton, according to authorities. It happened just before 3 p.m. outside Tam’s Burgers at Rosecrans and Central avenues (map). Two men were standing in the parking lot when a third man in a red pickup drove up and began arguing with them, said Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man in the truck suddenly accelerated, according to […]

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    Transgender Woman Dies After Being Injected With Silicone at Party in Santa Ana

    Police in Santa Ana on Thursday were investigating the death of a transgender woman who died after attending a “silicone party” during which, guests were injected with silicone. The 40-year-old victim attended the party sometime in December at an unknown location in Santa Ana where she “received some injections in the buttocks area for cosmetic reasons,” said Corp. Anthony Bertagna, with the Santa Ana Police Department. Shortly afterward the woman, started having complications, including respiratory problems and later died, police […]

  • Booking photos of 18-year-old twin brothers, Keishon and Kenyata Blake. (Credit: LAPD)

    Twin Brothers Charged With Capital Murder in Fatal Stabbing of Woman: DA

    Twin brothers were charged with capital murder Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old woman who was robbed while walking home from the grocery store in South Los Angeles just days before Christmas. Kenyata and Keishon Blake, 18, were each charged with one count of murder and two counts of second-degree robbery, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint included a special circumstance allegation of a robbery during the commission […]

  • Police were investigating the discovery of a woman's body next to a car wash in Pacoima on Jan. 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Stabbed to Death Across From Police Station in Pacoima

    Detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body across the street from a police station in Pacoima on Wednesday evening. The body was found around 7:15 p.m. between a car wash and a 7-Eleven store near the intersection of Osborne Street and San Fernando Road, according to Sgt. Scott Kennedy with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was described only as a female Hispanic in her 30s, said Kennedy. The cause of death was believed […]

  • A booking photo of Peter Gregory Chadwick. (Credit: Newport Beach Police)

    Newport Beach Man Accused in Wife’s Death Disappears; Warrant Issued

    A Newport Beach man who was released on bail after being charged with murder in the death of his wife was being sought Wednesday after failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, was charged with one felony count of murder in connection with the death of Quee “Q.C.” Chadwick in the couple’s Newport Beach home in October 2012, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Chadwick was released from jail […]

  • A crossing guard was struck and killed in Monterey Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Teenage Driver in Monterey Park

    A crossing guard was struck and killed in Monterey Park on Tuesday afternoon when a teenage driver lost control of his car and ran up on the sidewalk, police said. The crash happened at 3:42 p.m. while the crossing guard was waiting at the corner of Garfield and Elmgate avenues, according to Sgt. Paul Yniguez with the Monterey Park Police Department. The location of the crash was situated between two schools, Monterey Park Christian School and Meher Montessori School (map). […]

  • LAPD officers investigate the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a teenage girl hospitalized on Jan. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teenager Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Hyde Park Neighborhood

    Police were searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a teenager on Tuesday evening in Hyde Park. It happened around 6:30 p.m. near 48th Street and Ninth Avenue, according to Officer Faden with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Office. The unidentified victim was crossing mid-block on 48th Street when she was struck by a light blue Toyota Camry, according to LAPD Sgt. Michael Morales. She was transported to the hospital with “possibly multiple broken bones,” Faden said. The […]

  • A Gardena woman recorded what looks and smells like "black sludge and sediment" coming her water faucet.

    Gardena Family ‘Disgusted’ by Black, Foul-Smelling Water Coming From Tap

    A family in Gardena said Monday they were concerned about the safety of what looked and smelled like “black sludge and sediment” coming out of their water faucet. Diane Morita took video of the black water coming from her tap and posted to it YouTube.  The video also showed clear toilet water turning black as it was flushed. She said it had happened several times before. “It’s disgusting,”  Morita said of the dark liquid. “It looks like there’s charcoal in […]